Poughkeepsie High School

When you Read, When you Write, and even when you do your Homework at Night, THINK LITERACY FIRST!

by Mr. James Areno (PHS Math Teacher) 

PHS 2015-2016 Bell Schedule

Attention Poughkeepsie High School Students:

All Poughkeepsie High School students, please report to school by 7:45 AM. If a student did not receive his/her schedule in the mail, please note that all homerooms are posted in the lobby of the high school. Students will report to their homerooms first and will be provided with their schedules on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Thank you.

Administrative Staff

 Executive Principal Mrs. Phee Simpson

High School Administrators
Mrs. Phee SimpsonExecutive Principal
Ms. Catherine Yaa Yaa WhaleyAssistant Principal 9th Grade / Co principal of E-TECH
Mr. Dan WilsonAssistant Principal 10th Grade
Ms. Yvonne PalmerAssistant Principal 11th Grade
Mr. Da’Ron WilsonAssistant Principal 12th Grade / Co principal of E-TECH
Mr. Jay’Quan FloydDean of Students / Assistant Principal


Mission Statement

The Mission of Poughkeepsie High School is to deliver a Standards Based Curriculum that is rigorous and relevant. We are instilling values that create students who are productive members of the 21st Century Community. We are committed to assure learning experiences that will assist our students in achieving their greatest potential. They are to understand that diversity of gender, physical or mental ability, culture, and background are strengths to be respected.


Summer Reading List

Click here to be directed to the Summer Reading List

Principally Speaking

Please read the most recent edition of “Principally Speaking,” the Principal’s monthly newsletter:

Principally Speaking November 2015



Guidance Services

Click Here to Visit the Guidance Webpage


Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA)

Please visit the High School’s PTSA’s webpage for the organization’s latest news.  Just click Here.

School Pictures

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Student Activities

For a list of some of the extracurricular activities offered at Poughkeepsie High School, please click here.

Poughkeepsie Education Foundation Scholarship

A Poughkeepsie Education Foundation Scholarship is awarded each year to one graduating senior from Poughkeepsie High School. This $4,000 award entitles the recipient to $1,000 annually for up to four years of college studies. For additional information about this scholarship, please click here.

I. Ann Davidson Scholarship

The I. Ann Davidson Scholarship consists of payments of $1,000 for each year of undergraduate study up to four years. For additional information about this scholarship, please click here.

Affirmative Action Officers’ Association Scholarship

The New York State Affirmative Action Officers Association has established the Curtis Ray Forbes Academic Scholarship Award to present two $500.00 scholarships for the 2014 academic year. One student from Dutchess County and one from Schenectady County will be selected for this award.  For additional information, please click here.

District Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct 2015-2016

Student Handbook


Favorite High School Websites

1.   MOODLE homepage,

     a. an online GPA calculator that will calculate up to 50 grades instantly.
     b. links to 60 online scholarship search sites…virtually every such site that exists.
     c. links to colleges with comprehensive programs for students with disabilities.
    d. lists of public colleges, career colleges, Catholic colleges, Christian colleges, colleges for women, historically
         black colleges, community colleges, accredited online colleges, etc. (with links and contact information).
   e. online admissions applications.
   f. dozens of articles designed to help students of all ages understand their higher education and financial aid options.

2.    PCSD login Athletic Websites Foreign Language

3.   History

4.  Physical Education Department Website

5.   Science

6.  Pioneer Post

7.   Science Department Website

8. Social Studies



70 Forbus Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Phone: (845) 451-4850 Fax: (845) 451-4807 Map

School Hours

Arrival: 7:40 a.m. (warning bell)   —     Dismissal: 2:40 p.m.

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